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Old 01-25-2005, 11:59 PM   #11
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I doubt the snails killed the shrimp. Snails aren't that fast.
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:19 AM   #12
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When I took the picture the shrimp was still alive. Needless to say, he no longer is.
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:28 AM   #13
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Well now you know you cant have anything in the tank with the snail,lol
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I've seen new shrimp not acclimate well and become almost comatose. Alive, but not moving at all. I gotta believe that the snail got him that way. Otherwise, i'd have to believe snails have an extra few gears they don't show humans, and your stupid snail let the cat out of the bag for all the snails in the world!

Shrimp move really fast. Too bad you couldn't have gotten a little video clip of dinner time, sped it up on the replay, and showed it that way. Snail moving in those extra gears choping down. Shrimp still alive at first. That would've been a hoot.
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Sounds right, I acclimated for three hours, but the water was much warmer than the water in the store, and although he ate when I put food in there he was virtually comatose. That would also explain what happened to my other shrimp when the temperature suddenly changed.

Lesson of the day, make sure your heaters are working, and try to match temperature well.
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:41 PM   #16
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are you sure
maybee it was a molt
the first time mine molted i thought it died
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I acclimated for three hours, but the water was much warmer than the water in the store, and although he ate when I put food in there he was virtually comatose. That would also explain what happened to my other shrimp when the temperature suddenly changed.
What kind of acclimation? Floating the bag in your tank to even out temp. then drip acclimating new livestock, especially invertebrates, is the best method. Temp. should be the least of your worries...ph, sg, ca/alk, etc.
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